Ooty – Most Popular Hill Station
Located in the Nilgiris district in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is by far one of the most popular, cherished, and beautiful hill stations in the entire country. It is the largest hill station in the Nilgiri Hills, the second largest being Coonoor—another famous hill station.
The original name of Ooty as many might not know is Udhagamandalam, and is commonly abbreviated as Udhagai, as well as Ooty. It is only 80 KM away from the prominent town of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. It stands at an elevation of approximately 2,240 meters.
The official language of the region is Tamil, while another language called Badaga too is widely spoken here.
Ooty’s local economy is generated through the sectors of tourism, agriculture, as well as pharmaceuticals. According to the 2011 census of India, the total population of Ooty is a little over 88,450 people.
The place is surrounded by lush green valleys and magnificent mountains, making it a perfect getaway spot for tourists during the summer season and also a perfect location for many films that have been shot here in the vast expanses of wondrous elements over all these years. Ooty is also a popular honeymoon destination for newly married couples.
The climate in Ooty is cool throughout the year and during extreme weather conditions, the place also gets frosts due to its extremely high elevation from the sea level. Ooty has a list of boarding schools for primary and higher education and students enjoy the wonderful climate and location of the institutions that are surrounded by the picturesque beauty of nature, boosting their mindset for positivity and motivating them to study well.
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List of tourist attraction spots in Ooty:
- The Doddabetta
- The Ooty Lake
- The Government Rose Garden
- The Nilgiri Mountain Railway
- The Avalanche Lake
- The Emerald Lake
- The Stone House
- The Kamaraj Sagar Dam
- The Government Botanical Gardens
- The Mukurthi National Park
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